Sophia Greaves-Broomes left Barbados on September 19th to participate in a cross-cultural study tour which is being coordinated by The ELD-Canada under the banner, “CARIBBEAN-CANADA EMERGING LEADERS’ DIALOGUE 2015” and scheduled to run from September 20 – October 4, 2015. The Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue (CCELD) pairs leaders from different countries, across labour, business, government, NGO’s and civil society for two weeks.
The participants break into small groups to meet with leaders in communities, workplaces and institutions to discuss challenges, systems and solutions. This dynamic process of building relationships, accommodating different perspectives and values, and forging common ground strengthens the participants’ ability to lead.
The 14-day CCELD (Study Tour) will cover Canada and the Caribbean from 20 September – 4 October 2015.
In-field study tours are at the heart of the Dialogue experience. Through a diverse mix of visits to communities, workplaces and institutions participants are exposed to a range of issues from multiple perspectives, allowing them to look beyond the scope of their own context.
The Tour will take Sophia to several places in Canada including Ottawa and Halifax, Trinidad and Tobago and conclude in Jamaica where participants share, discuss and debate what they have learned before making their final presentations to the plenary and CCELD President, HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.